I just acquired an RFIDler at DEF CON and am very excited to start tinkering.
So far I have attached the USB/serial connection and gone through some basic functionality. I have an AWID26 and an HID Prox card available for scanning but I get no data when using those tag modes. (i.e. select fails, uid fails, reader fails, sniffer fails) When I use askraw, I get uid and sniffer data out of each card but I do not get the same output repeatedly. I assume this is because ASKRAW does not properly synchronize/demodulate the message but I do not understand why for example the AWID26 mode does not read the card which has 'AWID' embossed (and AWID26 printed on the back after what I assume are site codes).
I have confirmed that the 0057-beta firmware is loaded (re-flashed it myself). Could I have messed up my coil in transit or something? I assume there is no polarity for the coil so that should not be an issue. Is it ok to have the card touching the coil while performing a read? Do I need to prepare a casing?
Also -- in askraw mode I see a lot of high bits when no card is present. is this normal background noise?
Any advice would be great. I have rfidler.py up and running but I don't understand what the hardware test is supposed to do.